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Virgin Bet Devon National Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £14786.8
  • 3m 6f 153y
  • Class 3
  • 10 runners
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Virgin Bet Devon National Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.70
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 9-5645 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

C&D winner (good to soft) in December 2021 but she's been unplaced in seven subsequent starts; goes back up in trip off a tumbling mark but she's well into the veteran stage now and others are preferred; stablemate of D'Jango.

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3rd

5

22nd May 2023

Good

3m 3f 208y

Class 4

15:20 Ffos Las

Gwencily Berbas

11st 8lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Inconsistent nowadays but proved he retains a significant chunk of ability as a 12yo when winning Devon National at Exeter (3m6f, good) in February and is now only 2lb above that mark; could have a say.

5/1

7th

12

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

14:40 Cheltenham

Gwencily Berbas

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Thorough stayer who proved he retains a significant chunk of ability as a 12yo when winning Devon National at Exeter (3m6f, good) in February; again ran well over that C&D last month but is not very consistent and may not be seen to the same effect here.

16/1

3rd

8

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

14:52 Exeter

Gwencily Berbas

10st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Made it 2-2 over C&D when emerging from off the pace to win ridden out last month; for one who struggles with his consistency, it was encouraging that he posted the same RPR when third to a progressive winner at Wetherby (3m7f); back here he has to be of strong interest.

7/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: -33F45 BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Well treated on his best form over hurdles and fences last season but he's been well held in his last three completed starts; chase record now stands at 0-8 and he has some questions to answer at this new trip.

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6

22nd May 2023

Good

3m 3f 208y

Class 4

15:20 Ffos Las

The Macon Lugnatic

11st 2lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Three-time hurdle winner (once here); pulled up in Exeter chase last month and now 0-10 over fences but his second to Gwencily Berbas in Devon National there (3m6f, good) brings him into this equation.

5/1

20/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 218435

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Clearcut win at Uttoxeter (3m2f, good) last June, but after a break he's been well held in his four runs since November; now 2lb lower than for last success but he has quite a bit to prove back over this extreme stamina test.

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3rd

8

27th Jun 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 4

19:30 Newton Abbot

Premier Dtroice

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Katy Price

Seemingly back in good form at Warwick (3m2f, good) last month, where he battled on well to press Nickelsonthedime in the closing stages, but was last of five when favourite at Fontwell 11 days ago and it's hard to know what to expect from him here.

11/2

5th

3

16th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

19:55 Fontwell

Premier Dtroice

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Katy Price

pressed leader, led after 1st, pressed leader when headed 3rd, ridden after 3 out, stayed on until no extra inside final 110yds

5/1

2nd

3

31st May 2023

Good To Firm

3m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:40 Warwick

Premier Dtroice

11st 9lb

J: Mr Zac Baker

T: Katy Price

Thorough stayer who was placed in two chases and a hurdle towards end of last season; probably on a good mark over hurdles but needs to bounce back quickly from lacklustre run over fences a fortnight ago; fully effective on good ground; unproven on good to firm.

8/1

4/1

Form: 57P341

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

10yo who is not easy to predict but he got back in the groove when scoring off a reduced mark at Lingfield (3m5f, good) ten days ago; has a penalty but that was a comfortable success and he remains well treated on his best chase form; big player.

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3rd

1

3rd May 2024

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:30 Cheltenham

DJango

12st 4lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

Enjoying life in hunter chases and was keeping on again late when a fine fourth at the Festival; respected, if he can be forgiven a lesser effort behind Master Templar and Young Buck in a Cotley point 19 days ago.

8/1

4th

2

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

DJango

12st 0lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

Has done well since switched to hunter chases for his new yard but his Warwick win (3m, soft) came at the expense of a frustrating horse who looked in command only to stop to nothing on the run-in; heavy ground was no good to this 11yo last time when behind Quintin's Man; placed at best if he's lucky.

50/1

4th

1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 54y

Class 3

16:55 Haydock

DJango

12st 4lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

11yo who has thrived for the switch to hunter chases for his new yard, coming clear with a useful opponent when winning at Warwick (3m, soft) last month; solid claims.

7/2

Form: 4-2423

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner who is 0-4 over fences but she's shown clear promise in this sphere including with her front-running effort at Catterick (3m1f, good) last time; goes into unknown territory at this marathon trip but she could be factor if her stamina holds out.

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2

7th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

20:00 Hereford

Gazette Bourgeoise

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Ben Case

Hurdles winner round here who's down to a career-low mark; lacks consistency now but having the headgear back on for this return to fences, after unseating last time, should help.

5/1

5

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 3

15:20 Huntingdon

Gazette Bourgeoise

11st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

in touch with leaders

8/1

4th

3

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 3

14:25 Ludlow

Gazette Bourgeoise

11st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

0-8 over fences but went close at Ffos Las (2m5f, heavy) on reappearance; lesser effort at Newbury since came in a deeper race and different headgear; could well rebound in this field with cheekpieces reapplied.

5/1

Form: 53-417 CD

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Made it 5-12 over fences when making all over C&D (good to soft; cheekpieces reapplied) in December but he faded into seventh behind Raddon Top here last time; that was back at 3m in mud but he has won on heavy in the past and he needs to raise his game again on this step back up in trip.

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8

31st Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

13:30 Chepstow

Favori De Sivola

11st 1lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 10th, weakened before 5 out, pulled up 4 out

16/1

5th

7

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:45 Newton Abbot

Favori De Sivola

10st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced after 4 out, no extra from 2 out

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 55-1D33 C

Last run: 114 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Veteran who looked as though he was back to his best when winning a hunter chase at 100-1 at Cheltenham (4m, good) last April; hasn't hit the same level in two runs since but he ran for a long way when third of six at Musselburgh (3m7f, good to soft) in November; returns from another break but he's a course winner who could make a bold bid back at this track.

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7

3rd May 2024

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:30 Cheltenham

Coup De Pinceau

11st 12lb

J: Mr George Hiscock

T: G Hiscock

Better round of jumping than Law Of Gold when just denying him in this under George Hiscock in 2022 (good); current wellbeing underlined by a win (3m4f) and second in two soft-ground Cothelstone opens of late.

14/1

3rd

3

3rd Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 3

20:20 Stratford

Coup De Pinceau

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Syd Hosie

Thorough stayer who won a 4m hunter chase at Cheltenham last year; has found life tougher in handicaps but ran well last time and a positive ride is probable given his assured stamina.

7/2

1

1st Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 123y

Class 4

20:15 Market Rasen

Coup De Pinceau

12st 0lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Syd Hosie

Form: -23315 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Six-time point winner who is unexposed over fences and won by 8l here (3m, heavy) on his penultimate run; still looks feasibly treated on that form but he was very disappointing when last of five at Chepstow three weeks ago; this return to quicker ground should be fine but he needs to bounce back after that last run and this is a new trip.

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4th

6

21st Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Raddon Top

11st 11lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

Has won four times at Exeter and yet he has struggled in handicap hurdles there the last twice; has won over fences but tried this discipline only once in the last 12 months and he was well beaten.

14/1

5th

4

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

15:00 Exeter

Raddon Top

11st 13lb

J: James Turner

T: Chris Down

Four-time course winner (twice over C&D) who will be suited by today's ground; on a good mark now but was safely held when fourth here last month and needs to up his game.

16/1

4th

6

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

14:00 Exeter

Raddon Top

11st 5lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

Exeter specialist; ran well (beaten 2.75l) when runner-up on C&D seasonal reappearance in November; failed to build positively on that since, toiling in first-time blinkers at Taunton latest; possibilities if back on song, but equally it's difficult to have much confidence.

25/1

Form: 4P-3P3 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Has a very mixed record since his last success but that came off 4lb higher in this race and he was a respectable third over hurdles here (2m7f, good to soft) three weeks ago; could be dangerous back in this sphere and he's versatile ground-wise.

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1

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Samuel Jackson

12st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Veteran who is very well suited by this track and won't fail through lack of stamina; proved he retains some ability when respectable fourth at Warwick (3m1f, soft) in January but was pulled up on three of his last four appearances and it's hard to predict whether he'll fancy the job today.

12/1

6

17th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

16:17 Wincanton

Samuel Jackson

11st 9lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Now a 12yo and he's struggling to recapture his best form, with a remote fourth at Warwick no real indication that he's about to turn a corner.

16/1

4th

7

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 1f 100y

Class 4

15:40 Warwick

Samuel Jackson

11st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

It was over hurdles that he pulled up on his comeback and this is more his game, though he also failed to complete on his final two chases of last season; has just turned 12 and might do well to get his form back.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £494.00
Straight Forecast £483.20
Tricast £2299.80
Trifecta £2175.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Samuel Jackson

Daily Mail:

Favori De Sivola

RP Ratings:

Gwencily Berbas

The Times:

Raddon Top

The Star:

Coup De Pinceau

Daily Record:

Favori De Sivola

WEST COUNTRY:

Samuel Jackson

Telegraph:

Samuel Jackson

The Guardian:

Samuel Jackson

D Express:

Samuel Jackson

Daily Mirror:

Samuel Jackson

POSTDATA:

Gwencily Berbas